I no longer seek perfection; in fact, I embrace the flaws in mine and others’ photography. I seek out subtle images that allow me to linger and discover small surprises as I soak in an image’s content. However, as a daily newspaper photographer, I can’t get too caught up in my “art.” I strive to make images that are unique and creative but also accessible to all who view them.
The vast majority of my successful diptychs have come about when I just shoot without looking to match farm photos. Only two of the pairings were planned before hand. One was the aerial comparison and the other was shooting out of a second floor bedroom window in the Grabenhofer home to match a photo I had from the second floor of the Cagwin farmhouse. The rest happen when something I shoot on Cinnamon Court reminds me of a farm photo or I make an image that I really like and I pore through my farm negs looking for a match. I don’t really put much thought into the project as a whole when I am shooting at the subdivision. I photograph there like I do when I shoot any other assignment.